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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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In celebration of the opening of the Clinton Presidential Library, Diamond Bear Brewing Company introduced its seasonal beer, Presidential IPA. This in beer terms is a "big beer" with lots of flavor. This India Pale Ale has a rich copper color and full body which delivers exceptional body, balanced by a high hop rate. This beer has great aroma with generous amounts of cascade hops to stimulate all of the senses. This is truly a beer fit for a head of state!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2010
POurs orange. Nose is citrus and pine, some grass, sweet malt. Flavor is vegetal, pine, oranges, lemon, grapefruit, caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2010
bottle, via trade with ericandersnavy, golden brown with tons of foam, caramelly cookie aroma, flavor is malty with some hoppy citrus, good finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (6678) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2009
courtesy of tpd975 pours a mostly orange/brown, with light hue and white head. aroma and flavor, citrus / grapefruit hops, nice malty balance and profile, medium carbonation, grassy mouthfeel, finish with some yeast. Lots of fresh hops in this one that is well balanced with the malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle 12fl.oz.
Light light unclear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit, citrus - citrus, old hop flowers. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20091122]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
Cloudy amber with a tiny white head. Hoppy aroma with grapfruits and pine. Loads of hops in the flavour with pine, grapefruits and malty notes. Finished dry and bitter. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden deep orange with a small and chalk white head. Aroma is mild orange fruity to grapefruity hops. Mild orange fruity and light bitter grapefruity flavoured. Good bitterness coming through into the finish. Ends dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Aroma - heavy floral, citrus, subtle spice notes; Appearance - deep copper, almost opaque, very fluffy head, fantastic lacing; Taste - faint malt sweetness up front, basic hop back, sharp tangy finish; Palate - extremely overpowering crispness, good body; Overall - crisp mouthfeel completely kills a large majority of flavor, so much potential yet so disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2009
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of byaeger. Pours a clear amber with a lacing, off-white head. Fresh - if not exactly overpowering - peachy hop aroma. Medium body, sweet malt and fruit with peachy hop accents. Mouthfeel is a little tired. Subdued bitterness. My first Arkansas beer - thanks Brian! 221109

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11054) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Thanks to ericandersnavy for this one. Pours slightly hazy orangey amber with a two finger foamy beige head. Aromas of sweet caramel and some floral/citric hop. Medium plus body with really foamy carbonation. Flavor is caramel with a fair amount of not too bitter hop. Pretty flavorful. The not too bitter gets much more so as the beer drains away. Like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Obtained in trade. Thanks. Copper color pour with a medium lasting off white head. Sweet caramel and malt aroma with a touch of honey. The malt is still present in the flavor but there is some amount of cardboard and metallic notes that become distracting. The hops are a bit resinous I suppose but it is not as forward a flavor like you would expect from an IPA. Everything is well balanced and it is more like a session brew. Medium body and mouth feel. An easy drinker that I imagine would be a great everyday beer if you liked by the brewery.

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